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Mrs. Altschuler from Hartford CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing is Believing...

My students need a document camera stand and iPad mini to project teacher worksheets and their own personal work onto the Smartboard.

  • $684 goal

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My Students

My students are some of the most resilient individuals I have every been blessed to meet. They have active minds and bodies, always seeking to explore the world around them. Their high energy and love for exploration and creativity drives their learning.

With such a culturally diverse population, my students impress me daily with their ability to accept others for who they are.

To promote literacy efforts and develop an environment that captures this spirit, I have chosen to build on students' individual interests. Together, we can work to help our students develop their learning.

By providing availability to resources that help students access the curriculum using the knowledge they already have, we can help our students move forward in their learning. With their kind hearts, curious minds, and high energy, I want to give them my all and provide them with every opportunity to explore the world around them.

My Project

This document camera will be a life saver for our classroom. The students are very dependent on instruction and modeling, especially because many of my students are English Learning students they heavily depend on visuals. With a document camera that is also a removable iPad, the students would be able to see the worksheet displayed on the board. That very famous saying "Seeing is believing" is exactly what my students need in order to acquire the information from the lesson to learn. These students need to have that visual to learn from. With a document camera, I can display the morning work, math, writing examples, parts of the text or book we are reading, under the camera. Then I can make the corrections instead of writing the sentences on the board. I can place the reading worksheets underneath the camera, that way students can see what I am highlighting or how I am annotating the text. Having the document camera will allow for a greater success rate in learning and overall have a better understanding. The students can use the document in all subjects area and will be able to follow along throughout the day and have a clearer understanding.

Your donation to this project will allow the students to have greater success, higher self-confidence and a greater interest in learning.

These students right now have no interest in learning. If they can't see it they don't understand what to do next. It is difficult to inspire these students, when there are no resources that give all students access to learn. By using an iPad this way in the classroom, I can add to classroom management and the students learning. You may think this is an unneeded accessory, but a document camera will really help all students comprehend and learn.

Mrs. Altschuler
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini 4 128GB Wi-Fi 7.9-Inch Tablet - Gold • Amazon Business $348.00 1 $348.00
Belkin B2B054 Tablet Stage Stand for Presenters and Lecturers for Tablets from 7-11 Inches Including All Generations of iPad, iPad mini and iPad Air, Designed for School and Classroom • Amazon Business $148.89 1 $148.89
iPad Mini 4 Keyboard Case, iEGrow F1+ Ultra Slim Clamshell Lightweight Keyboard Case for iPad Mini 4 Model A1538/A1550(Gold) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
iPad 5th Generation case,New iPad 2017 iPad 9.7 inch Case - S-World Kee Smart Case with Auto Sleep Wake Function Three Layer Drop Protection Rugged /Shock Proof Case (Light blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

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